G.R. Hawting, «The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam : From Polemic to History»

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G.R. Hawting, «The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam : From Polemic to History»
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521651654 | 1999 Year | PDF | 1,04 Mb | 186 Pages


'Never before has anyone shown with such clarity how little the so-called polytheism described in the Quran has to do with the Arabian paganism described in the tradition.' Times Literary Supplement
'I find Hawting's book very inspiring … no future scholar working with pre-Islamic times can afford to overlook Hawting's book which provides a whetstone for anyone trying to write a more positivistic analysis of pre-Islamic religion.' Acta Orientalia
'Hawting carries forward his argument in closely argued prose which is throughout fully alert to scholarship in Arabic and in European languages that relates to his case.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies